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Jerilyn Ito
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Something About Me and My Book:
I am Hawaii local girl who decided that being a wife, mother and nurse isn't enough to do...that's when I began writing for children! I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. As a young keiki (child), I loved reading whatever captured my attention. My visits to the bookmobile and library were times that I looked foward to. Once my head was buried within the story, it was difficult to pull me out. I did not want to put that book down until I was done! Writing, though did not interest me when I was younger. I loved to be just the reader, which is why I then started down another path to become a nurse, which I still am today. But after having my first child, reading took on a different meaning for me. Reading to my son was like looking at books for the first time. I saw the story through his eyes and his interpretation of the story. He would point out objects or landscapes and would want to know more about it. It was his curiosity that led me to go back to the path of writing. I now want to write stories for him and other children to enjoy.

My book: Finding Our 'Ohana
Take a delightful and magical journey as Lani and Maleko search for and find their 'Ohana (family). While you travel along with them, discover some of Hawai'i's favorite local foods, too!

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At 9:40am on May 18, 2011, Author Collective said…
The 2011 Nashville International Book Festival takes
place June 3rd through 5th at RiverGate Mall in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.
Throughout the mall will be local television, government and sports
personalities reading for 30 minutes to a group of children or students.
Authors will also sell and sign their books and novels and there will be several
no cost literary workshops, classes and panel discussions open to the general
public. For more information or if you want to participate please go to
or you can call us at 313.862.5000. Thanks and we hope to see and hear you at
the "Celebrity Read Out".
At 2:57pm on August 29, 2010, Traci S Campbell said…

Hello this is Traci. I wanted to stop by your page to welcome you to the network and ask you to please join me on my Facebook group at The C.H.A.M.P Within This group is about single parents and children who have grown up in a single parent home and for the ones who want to show their support.

You can also follow me on twitter at:

Your friend,

Traci S Campbell

At 9:35am on July 23, 2010, Fran Orenstein said…
I've become a marketing junkie. Check out my website and click on the link websites at the top. There is a list of places where you can market your book and it just keeps growing. It's an endless process.
At 7:45pm on July 22, 2010, casey zeman gave Jerilyn Ito a gift
I am excited to be on this ning. Just saying hi. Cheers, and have an amazing night!
At 10:04am on July 17, 2010, Kate L said…
At 8:34am on July 17, 2010, Fran Orenstein said…
Happy you joined this group and great to know you this way.


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